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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 61, 135-151, 2006
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30 Jun 2006
The late quaternary paleoenvironment of Chile as seen from marine archives
J.-B. W. Stuut, M. Marchant, J. Kaiser, F. Lamy, M. Mohtadi, O. Romero, and D. Hebbeln Research Center Ocean Margins (RCOM). Bremen University. P.O. Box 330440. 28334 Bremen. Germany
Departemento Zoología. Universidad de Concepción. Casilla 160 Concepción. Chile
GeoForschungs Zentrum (GFZ) Potsdam. Telegrafenberg C 320. 14473 Potsdam. Germany
Abstract. Many variables have been used to reconstruct Chilean paleoenvironmental changes during the late Quaternary. In this paper we present an overview of a number of these variables, so-called proxies, that have been inferred from marine sediments from the Chilean continental margin and summarise the results. In general, a glacial-interglacial pattern of climate changes can be recognised in the proxy records with high-frequency variabilities superposed. The synthesis shows that the records in the Southeast Pacific are clearly dominated by a high-latitude climate forcing mechanism and that there is a noticeable gradual increase of tropical forcing moving from south to north along the South American continental margin.

Citation: Stuut, J.-B. W., Marchant, M., Kaiser, J., Lamy, F., Mohtadi, M., Romero, O., and Hebbeln, D.: The late quaternary paleoenvironment of Chile as seen from marine archives, Geogr. Helv., 61, 135-151,, 2006.
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